The best way to experience Darwin’s laidback culture and vibrant outdoor lifestyle is to do what the locals do and go where the locals go.
Rain or shine, the ideal family friendly destination is the Nightcliff Markets, conveniently located in Pavonia Way at the suburban Nightcliff Village, with over 100 traders and stalls, both permanent and casual operating every Sunday from 7.30am to 2pm. Relax and have some time away from the adventure and excitement of the NT Outback and enjoy a lazy Sunday soaking up the market life at Nightcliff Markets. Location is just five minutes by car from the spectacular Nightcliff foreshore precinct. Indeed, it’s a good idea to do part of your Sunday shopping at the Nightcliff Markets because it is fun, family friendly and you can take your time to leisurely chat to stallholders. Prices are low and affordable.
There’s sure to be something to choose for everyone. Always on offer are tantalising tastes of local delicacies, including fresh-brewed coffee served lovingly by efficient baristas, yummy tropical smoothies and fresh fruit salads, and a wide selection of exotic foods to suit all appetites. There is a very popular fresh bread stall, Alley Cats Patisserie, which quite often sells out before lunch, so be early to visit. You can always feast your eyes and satisfy your stomach on the diversity of Top End local fresh fruit and vegetable produce available at sensible market prices; choose beautiful freshly cut flowers and potted plants to take home to brighten your home. The popular Nightcliff Markets are a showcase of many unique products, homewares, bric-a-brac treasures, gifts and diverse selection of pre-loved books, DVDs and music CDs. Check out the many colourful artistic creations on offer as crafts vendors spruik their wares, including handmade jewellery, eco-friendly natural remedies, therapeutic massage services, taro card reading and unique fashions suited for the tropics all on offer.
The Nightcliff Markets is Darwin’s favourite all year round outdoor community market and is well worth visiting for its true Darwin hospitality and atmosphere. Relax al fresco under the trees with your breakfast, beverage or lunch meal. The perfect Sunday experience. There is ample free parking, plenty of seating and wheelchair accessible. There is a special playground area for children. Guided by the original concept, visionary foresight initial sponsorship and underwriting of Des Fong as the instigator of the Nightcliff Traders Association, ably supported by the Nightcliff Traders Committee, was established in July 1994.The Market has thrived and proven to be a resounding success with the locals. The Nightcliff Markets every Sunday has grown to become Darwin’s best all year round suburban market.
The Nightcliff venue has been a milestone for the past 25 years and has earned a reputation as a brilliant place for a poke about, or simply to catch up with friends and to bag some unique finds.It has great local ambience with free entertainment and live music performances. The Market always support local and emerging talent and buskers. The focus and vision of the Nightcliff Markets is to create an extraordinary space to connect and enrich the community experience by providing the venue for local venders to connect socially with customers every week. It is a great opportunity to discover local creative talent in a relaxed community hub.
Like Nightcliff Markets on Facebook, and check out its website. New vendors are invited and casuals are always welcome. For all site inquiries, call Markets Manager Ross on 0414 368773 or email email@example.com